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Multi-national crew blasts off for space station – Reuters


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Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
Reuters
A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule holding incoming station commander …
Russian Craft Brings New Crew Members to Space StationNBCNews.com
Crew Docks at International Space StationABC News
Soyuz capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut docks with Space StationZee News

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:36 am

Apple lends support to fight against AIDS – San Jose Mercury News


SlashGear

Apple lends support to fight against AIDS
San Jose Mercury News
CUPERTINO — Apple will bolster the fight against AIDS by donating a slice of its sales from the busy holiday season. The popular charity (RED) will reap an unspecified portion of the tech giant's online and retail sales on the frenzied Black Friday, which falls …
Apple's World AIDS Day campaign brings exclusive app content for charity, retail Apple Insider
Apple apps, stores go (RED) for World AIDS Day 2014SlashGear
25 apps that are going Apple (RED) for the holidaysUSA TODAY
The Verge -Beta Wired -PhoneDog
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:34 am

Global warming may subvert war on poverty, says World Bank – News Channel Daily


IBNLive

Global warming may subvert war on poverty, says World Bank
News Channel Daily
A new report on the impact of global warming asserted that a continuing rise in temperatures could truncate crop yields and water supplies in many poverty-stricken areas around the world. The report, released by World Bank, warned that less-fortunate …
World Bank warns on development riskBusiness Spectator
Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World BankChannel News Asia
Global Warming: Extreme Weather Will Be The 'New Climate Normal,' World International Business Times
UPI.com -Businessweek -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:16 am

FCC Airwave Wireless Spectrum Auction Raises $34 Billion. Why this Matters to … – Tech Times


Tech Times

FCC Airwave Wireless Spectrum Auction Raises $34 Billion. Why this Matters to
Tech Times
Only the FCC can provide telecom companies with frequencies they can use. With more "highways" opening up, data service should improve for millions of customers in the U.S. (Photo : Nayu Kim) …
Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 BillionNew York Times
FCC Airwaves to be Sold for over $34 billionThe Utah People’s Post
Bids rise up to $34 billion as the FCC sells out unlicensed spectrumThe Next Digit
Wall Street Journal -Worcester Telegram
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:46 am

NASA Simulation Tracks Carbon Dioxide In Our Atmosphere – Beta Wired


Washington Times

NASA Simulation Tracks Carbon Dioxide In Our Atmosphere
Beta Wired
Screen_Shot_2014-11-12_at_11.24.39_AM.0.0 co2_emission A new NASA simulation reveals secret swirlings of carbon dioxide, the invisible gas that's warming our planet. In this simulation, plumes of greenhouse gas gush into our atmosphere from major …
Corn Might Be a Culprit for CO2 Releasing into the AtmosphereDesign & Trend
NASA supercomputer creates hypnotic visual of Earth's CO2FedScoop
How Crops Will Change the Atmosphere of the Future—CO2 On the RiseScience Times
Daily Digest -The Westside Story -Maine News
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:38 am

Google Receiving Heavy Pressure from EU Again – Design & Trend


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Google Receiving Heavy Pressure from EU Again
Design & Trend
(Photo : Commons) The European Parliament is preparing a proposal that if successful, will split Google's search engine division from the rest of its business in Europe. This is an effort to weaken the company's heavy control over the search engine market in …
Google Faces Breakup Call as EU Political Patience WanesBusinessweek
EU Parliament Prepares Plan To Split Up GoogleEagle Radio
EU sends clear message on splitting up GoogleMalay Mail Online
NFL News and Rumors -Wall Street Journal -CRN Australia
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:07 am

Which nation-state is behind the sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware? – ZDNet


ZDNet

Which nation-state is behind the sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware?
ZDNet
Symantec Security Response has discovered a new malware called Regin which, they say, "…displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen and has been used in spying operations against governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, …
Symantec Reports a Rise in Regin Detection RateVPN Creative
Complex cyber-spying malware uncovered by researchersE&T magazine
Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006Computerworld
WallStreet OTC -Uncover California
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 2:57 am

Samsung demands NVIDIA sales ban in patent retort – SlashGear


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Samsung demands NVIDIA sales ban in patent retort
SlashGear
Samsung has shown it's not afraid to chase big legal injunctions when it believes its patents are at stake, and now it's NVIDIA facing a US sales block at the hands of the South Korean firm. A complaint filed on Friday asks the US International Trade …
Samsung tries to block Nvidia chips from USThe Star Online
Samsung Asks ITC To Block NVIDIA's Products From The US MarketUbergizmo (blog)
Samsung Counterpunches Nvidia Over GPU TechPC Magazine
PCWorld -The Westside Story -Voice Chronicle
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 12:25 am

Should the US Take Unilateral Action on Climate Policy? – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Should the US Take Unilateral Action on Climate Policy?
Wall Street Journal
Efforts to reach a global pact on cuts in carbon emissions are stalled by disagreement about the sacrifices to be asked of individual nations. Bloomberg News. Nov. 23, 2014 4:49 p.m. ET. 0 COMMENTS. Scientists generally agree that climate change is a real …
Any Climate Deal From Upcoming Summit Likely To Be Too WeakHuffington Post
Prospects rise for a 2015 UN climate deal, but likely to be weakEconomic Times
Charles Krauthammer: The climate pact swindleU-T San Diego
ecns -Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 9:49 pm

NASA Thinks Life May Lurk Beneath Europa’s Surface – Forbes


CNET

NASA Thinks Life May Lurk Beneath Europa's Surface
Forbes
Forget moonmen and those old “canals” on Mars Mars, if you want to find life in our solar system, your best bet might be to set your sights beyond the asteroid belt to Jupiter's moon Europa, which appears to be frozen stiff at first glance. But appearances can …
Europa: NASA's Next Target in the Search for Life?Slate Magazine (blog)
NASA Remasters 20-Year Old Galileo Photographs Of Jupiter's Moon, EuropaDumb-Out
NASA's 'Remastered' View of Europa Is The Best Yetio9
Tech Times -Uncover California -RedOrbit
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Posted on 23 November 2014 | 7:06 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Intel could rise 30 percent over next two years: Barron’s

Indonesian youth walk past an Intel sign during Digital Imaging expo in Jakarta(Reuters) – Shares in microprocessor maker Intel Corp could rise more than 30 percent to $48 over the next two years, Barron's reported in its Nov. 24 edition.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 7:46 pm

Telecom firms call for change to BT’s business broadband ‘monopoly’

The BT communication tower is seen in the background as people walk on Primrose Hill in LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Britain's biggest telecoms service providers have filed a complaint to media regulator Ofcom demanding greater competition in the business broadband market, where they say BT has an effective monopoly.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 7:04 pm

Computer spying malware uncovered with ‘stealth’ features: Symantec

(Reuters) – An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California-based maker of Norton anti virus products said its research showed that a “nation state” was likely the developer of the malware called Regin, or Backdoor. Regin, but Symantec did not identify any countries or victims. …

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 5:07 pm

European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) – The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:05 pm

Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in SydneyBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust violations. …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:21 pm

Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from U.S.: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported. Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September. The Korean company’s lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU). …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:09 am

How would you change Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active?

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active?

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:55 am

Push Button, Receive Bacon comes to life

Push Button, Receive Bacon comes to lifeThe famous Push Button, Receive Bacon meme has been brought to life by a team of hackers who repurposed an old laser printer.>

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 2:51 am

Tweet 10,000 times, and Edward Norton and God show up

Tweet 10,000 times, and Edward Norton and God show upAn unaired "SNL" sketch reveals what happens when you've written 10,000 tweets. You get a celebrity kiss, a visit from Woody Harrelson dressed as God and an elaborate music-dance routine.>

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 2:23 am

Apple partners with app developers for major Product RED fundraising effort

Apple partners with app developers for major Product RED fundraising effortApple is set to embark upon one of its largest philanthropic efforts ever. Starting this week, the company is launching a massive AIDS fundraising campaign for Product RED in partnership with some of the largest app developers in the iTunes App Store. During the two-week period from now through December 7th, money spent on qualifying apps or in-app purchases will be entirely donated to the AIDS-fighting charity — neither developers nor Apple will take a cut.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 2:18 am